“I was a spiritual kid.” (Guidepost Magazine)
On being four feet, eleven inches tall: “I used to want to be tall, and then I thought, ‘If I were tall, then people would say I was pretty and not cute.’ And then I realized that there are worse things than being called cute. They could say I was a bitch, which would be terrible in my book. So I’ve decided that this height ain’t so bad.”
I’m a very controversial figure in the Christian world. I don’t believe if you’re gay or you have a drink or you dance, you’re going to hell. I don’t think that’s the kind of God we have. The Pat Robertsons and Jerry Falwells of the world are scary. I want to be a Christian like Christ – loving and accepting of other people.
When I was promoting “As I Am” last year, I went on “The 700 Club” (1966). I wasn’t thinking about what it represents. I guess I was living in a little bit of a bubble, and I was surprised that it upset so many people. If I had it to do over again, I wouldn’t go, because I don’t agree with that anti-gay stuff. I don’t understand what the big deal is with gay marriage. Get over it, people. What if it was a sin to be short? Well, I guess it is in the Miss Oklahoma pageant.
“I’ve never changed my clothes so fast in my life.” – accepting her 1999 Tony Award, when she had to quickly change out of costume as her award was presented immediately following a musical number she performed in.
I said O.K. I was happy to give him that gift. And I watch every week because I’m supportive of Aaron; whether we’re together or not, I love him always. I think it’s a genius show. But…it is weird when I see her behaving in ways that are different from me. I’m really not that judgmental girl. But you have to let artists go where they go – quoted in The New York Times describing how she gave Aaron Sorkin permission to create the “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” (2006) character “Harriet Hayes”, based on her.
I am a Christian and I don’t want there to be any confusion about what I believe or who I am. I don’t believe gay people are going to hell. I believe that judgment is left to the one upstairs and I believe Jesus is all about love. If I can live my life even just a smidgen the way God made his son for us as an example, I’m happy. I do not judge other people for what they believe, but for me, this is what works.